Mississippi River Cruises
The Mississippi suggests romantic scenes of paddle steamers, jazz bands and tree-lined avenues leading to extravagant antebellum houses in pristine white. And it’s all true.
North America’s second-longest river divides several states geographically, yet unites them through recreation and trade. Taking a cruise along this important waterway takes you on a historical journey – one that’s often been told in books, film, music and documentaries.
Aboard an authentic steamboat, you can play cards or sip cocktails like a 1900s maverick; or imagine the eventful story of runaway Huckleberry Finn, hiding on islands and skipping through towns as he seeks out his independence. Step onto the Mississippi’s banks and you can pretend you’re a cotton picker or lord/lady of an elegant mansion.
Make yourself at home in Elvis’ Graceland, catch a country star performing at The Grand Ole Opry (America’s longest running scheduled music show), and sit at the very piano Elvis used to record more than half his songs at RCA Studio B, Nashville.